It is said that you have not lived today if you have not done something for someone who can not repay you. VHS Interact took on a collection project to tend to the needs of dogs in our rural areas.
They have been hard at work collecting food, blankets and medication. The collection drive was a great success and we would like to thank all that had a hand in the project. Jano Strydom, a Gr 12 learner of VHS, has recently received an honorary certificate of recognition from Ezemvelo Wildlife.
Jano had to travel to St Lucia to receive his reward at a prestigious regional AJV event, where he was honoured for being a devoted game ranger since 2016. Jano helps out at Ithala over weekends, removes illegal fishing nets in our area and has rehabilitated countless animals back to the wild.
What makes his story even more remarkable is how he defied the odds. Jano was diagnosed with Gulliun Barre in Gr 1 and lost his ability to walk. Jano’s story can serve as inspiration to all. VHS is very proud of all our philanthropic students. We hope you all enjoy the holiday and return safely.